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Washi Tape Power Cord Tutorial

Thu 14th, Nov, 2013

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G’day from beach cottage land, we have a tutorial here first up today and Day 4 of  Love Your Christmas Home coming later on…

Lovely Catherine from The Spring Blog is here with a solution to that dreadful problem of power cables and what goes with what and more what one you have to take with you if you are going away – I don’t know about you but in our house when we go on holiday or someone goes somewhere this can get quite confusing…this little colour coding solution means no more fighting over who owns what.

I’ll hand you over to the girl from The Spring Blog xo (oh and don’t miss Catherine’s super delicious doughnut recipe over on her blog at the moment, yummo!)

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Hello Beach Cottage ladies!

With the holidays approaching lots of us will be travelling or having friends and families round the stay… and I don’t know about you, but for me, the #1 thing I stress about now when I hit the road isn’t whether I’ve got my passport or bank card or hostess gifts… I get a bit anxious hoping I’ve managed to pack all my various power cords. With so many personal computing devices, phones, camera, etc… my hand bag is a rat’s nest of wires in this wireless age. Plus, since my household’s all gone i-gen this year, there are doubles and triples of the same cords floating around which makes keeping track of who’s got what where pretty darn troublesome.

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So, today I’ve got a fun DIY craft project that’s perfect to do with the kids that’ll help organise the power cord kerfuffle through the ancient art of colour coding.  By assigning a colour or pattern to each different cable it makes it exponentially easier to see what you’ve got on hand (and what you don’t) when you’re putting a bag together or just trying to charge up.

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I used fabric tape to decorate/differentiate my cords because that’s what I had on hand, although the more papery washi tape would also do very well.

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You simple cut out stripes and stick them on to create colourful pattern, either just on the plug or all the way up the cord if you like.

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These tapes are not super sticky, so if you really want your tape to stay put you might want to use a little extra craft glue just to secure the edges of your wrap.

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It’s as simple as that!

Thanks for having me :-)

Catherine

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20131022-09-sidebar-profile-shot-1-of-1 Catherine can be found at The Spring Blog where you’ll find lots of lovely ideas and snippets from a Brisbane lifestyle – she also has the most delightful little shop full of sweet things here.    oh and p.s. some pretty tapes here 

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8 Responses to “Washi Tape Power Cord Tutorial”

  1. mel says:

    Ha, I’ve just had this very problem as I never seem to have a phone cord to hand and I had 3 at one point, so mine and hubbys are plugged in at the same socket now, with colour coded washi tapes with our names on. Problem solved I have piece of mind and my phone is charged at all times now. Why didn’t we think of this sooner I will never know. Anyway lovely post :)

  2. [...] Today I’ve got a fun wash tape power cord tutorial that’s perfect to do with the kids. This project is my organisational solution for the the charger/cable kerfuffle at The Spring Cottage through the ancient art of… colour cording. (Geddit?!) By assigning a colour or pattern to each different cable (or each family member) it makes it exponentially easier to see what you’ve got on hand (and what you don’t) when you’re putting a bag together or just trying to charge up. Full the full tutorial, click on here. [...]

  3. Cute and functional suggestion! Thanks for sharing. I’m a big Washi tape fan and we are flooded with chargers, so this will be put to use soon. Love it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh, it’s not just me!!! Each time I go away on holidays I am becoming increasingly more anxious about getting my technology bag organised. Camping has never been so high tech.

    alison

  5. Lisa Mckenzie says:

    What a very sweet and cool idea love it!